Friday, September 30, 2016

Sparkle N Sprinkle October 2016 Reveal [10.01.2016]

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 October 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!

We have five new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

The sets are:

Turkey Dish 801  (digi version DIGI801)
Elephant Christmas Tree 802  (digi version DIGI802)
Christmas Tags #1 805  (digi version DIGI805)
Christmas Candles 807  (digi version DIGI807)
Autumn Girlfriends 810  (digi version DIGI810)

On October 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Chris ---this is me

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  

 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

And, now ... more about my project! I used the Turkey Dish stamp set. I stamped out the image on white cardstock and colored it in. This was really fun to color. She is really cute and has leaves and fall foliage in her hair! Let's check out the card I made.

I adhered a strip of 2-1/2" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape to my cardstock base and did the lace technique (more on that below) for the background strip. I used Autumn Medley and Black Ice glitters. After I colored her, I also added some sparkle to her hair foliage. I used the Fine Nuvo Glue Pen to lay down some adhesive on the leaves in her hair, and then sprinkled on some Easy Green glitter. The Easy Green glitter is a semi-transparent glitter - this allows the color underneath the glitter to also show through. I really like using semi-transparent glitter and these leaves were perfect for this type of glitter. The glitter made her hair accessories even cuter!

I also wanted to pizzazz up the image a little bit more. I pulled out the incredible Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops and squeezed out some drops on the edges of the image panel. These Crystal Drops are so fun and so easy to use! They squeeze out perfectly, and have such nice height to them. Here is a shot that shows what great lift the drops have! I love it!
There are a couple sentiments in this stamp set. I wanted just "Holiday Wishes" to be stamped out. I inked up the full sentiment ("and Holiday Wishes") with Versamark Ink and stamped it on cardstock. I then wiped off the "and" that was stamped with ink, and then sprinkled on White Detail embossing powder and heat embossed the words. I also drew a strip of glue with the Fine Nuvo Glue Pen across the top and bottom of the sentiment panel, and dusted on some Aztec Gold glitter to make it pop a bit more too! Ya can't ever have enough glitter!

I also decorated her dress with some more sparkles. In the photo below you can see how I used the Fine Nuvo Glue Pen to adhere glue to her pockets, and then I sprinkled on some Gypsy Red glitter. This just gave her dress a little extra something!

I also jazzed up her leggings.I used the Fine Nuvo Glue Pen again and drew on some adhesive on the stripes. I sprinkled on Easy Green glitter, which made her leggings so fun!

Okay, now back to the Lace Technique, and what I did ...

I laid down a strip of 2-1/2" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape on my cardstock panel. Here is a photo of what it looked like before I peeled off the release paper on top of the adhesive.

After pulling off the release paper, I laid down a piece of lace over the adhesive, and pressed it lightly to the adhesive to keep it from moving, and make sure it was adhered down. After the lace was pressed into the adhesive, I dumped on some of the Autumn Medley glitter and burnished it in. Here is a photo of what the lace looked like.

After burnishing in the glitter, I dumped off the remaining, unadhered glitter, brushed it well with my glitter brush, then slowly peeled off the lace. This exposes the remainder of the "Tear-ific" Tape that still has no glitter adhered to it yet. Here is a photo of what it looked like as I was peeling off the lace.

After the lace is removed, I dumped on the second color, which was Black Ice glitter in this case. I burnished it in and it adhered to the remaining adhesive, but doesn't adhere to the first glitter color that is already adhered. Here is what it looked like as I dumped on the Black Ice glitter.
I wanted to add even more oomph to my glittered portion of the cardstock panel. So, I whipped out my 1/8" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape and adhered a strip to the edge of the glittered lace section. Then, I sprinkled on some Aztec Gold glitter and burnished it in. This gave just a little something to the panel and made it a bit more fun! This photo shows the tape strip before I added in the glitter.
Once again, here is a photo of the card. This card was a lot of fun to make and it has so many fun little components to it.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog hop! Make sure you keep going and comment on ALL of the designers' blogs to be eligible for the prize! Your next stop is Diane. She has a great project to show you. I know you will love it!

Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day!


  1. SOOO adorable! I love your lacy background and those leaves are sooo nice!

  2. Great card. Love the lacy background and all the added fall leaves.

  3. Great lacy background and the Fall colors in the leaves are just amazing!

  4. Delightful fall card! I love the glitter lace technique you showed! Great effect! Your coloring is awesome too!

  5. Wonderful card. The lace glitter panel is stunning and I really like the rich autumn colours of your leaves. I can't believe how even though crystal drops are. Other brand products I have used never come out that nice

  6. Hi, Chris! Fabulous design using the glittered lace technique! I always forget to do that! Thanks for reminding me LOL Of course, I tend to forget lots of things these days. Darling card, and beautifully composed! hugs,
    P.S. I'd love to have you stop by my personal blog some time to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  7. This stamp is so cute! I love the sparkly background on your card. TFS!

  8. Love this lace
    Fabulous looking
    Fall card.
    Carla from Utah

  9. So beautiful design, Chris! Love this sparkling lace background and those lovely fall leaves. Stunning work!

  10. Beautifully created, what a fabulous technique!!

  11. Beautifully created, what a fabulous technique!!